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Obama Appoints Former Discovery Exec to EPA

The president has chosen Barbara J. Bennett, the former Discovery Communications CFO for the country’s human health-protecting agency.

President Obama is tapping former Discovery Communications  Barbara J. Bennett as chief financial officer at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Bennett is the former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Discovey.

From 1990 to 2007, Bennett was part of the team that built up the parent company of the Discovery Channel.

Since 2007, Bennett has been an independent consultant working with companies and non-profit organizations with interests in media, hospitality, tourism and professional sports.